Month: January 2017

Scalebound Cancelled

Scalebound was officially cancelled by Microsoft on January 9.

There is nothing to confirm why the game was cancelled but we do know we are majorly disappointed as this looked to be a run for Game of the Year without us even playing it. It was looking to be a perfect mix of action in an RPG open world – with the added bonus of the four player co-op available.

The official Scalebound page has been removed from the website and the videos have been removed from the Xbox Youtube channel.

The PlatinumGames developed game had received a lot of hype since it’s reveal at E3 but rumours and reports by Kotaku suggested it was in a state of development hell. There were even rumours that director Hideki Kamiya was taking time off due to mental health reasons- rumours which were quickly dispelled on Twitter.

PlatinumGames will be releasing Nier: Automata later this year.




Transistor has to be the best £3 I have spent in the Steam Sale so far, with Bastion (also made by SuperGiant Games) not far behind. You are Red, a singer gaining fame in CloudBank when you are attacked after a concert, finding the Transistor you must battle the Process to save the city, and find out what happened to the one you love.

A quirky little game, it tests your logic by it two way combat system. Either a fast paced round of combat, hitting abilities on the fly whilst trying to dodge the Process, or a logical use of abilities in a pause based system where you are dodging everything once you hit play again.

The series of abilities available to players is completely dependent on how they build the Transistor. Each ability having an active, passive and upgrade function that can be placed in any slot to suit different play styles.

Transistor ability modification

Abilities are traces of personalities found from the dead or when levelled. Putting abilities in different functions allows the player to find out more about the person the ability is made from. This simple system gives story hunters a chance to mix up their playstyle and learn more of the lore as they go along.

Like Bastion, Transistor gives chances to increase the difficulty of the game, although instead of praying to vengeful deities you are adding “limiters” to the Transistor increasing experience gain and modifying the Process to make them stronger in certain areas.

A subtle love story until the end, Transistor combines breath-taking artistry with a smooth and enjoyable soundtrack to bring players back after the first play-through. With a multitude of challenges to increase the game length and difficulty it caters to experience players as well as beginners.

2017 Release Dates

This year has an overwhelming list of goodies on the way. Although disappointingly we have lost the craze of Scalebound due to cancellation we still have Persona 5, Injustice 2 and Middle Earth: Shadow of War to come.

January - March

Release Date Game Platform
JAN 10 Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone PS4
JAN 13 Rise & Shine Win, XBOX
JAN 17 Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star PS4, XBOX
JAN 19 Birthdays the Beginning PS4
JAN 19 Valkyria Revolution PS4, PSVita
JAN 20 Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King 3DS
JAN 20 Gravity Rush 2 PS4
JAN 20 Urban Empire WIN
JAN 22 Don Bradman Cricket 17 WIN
JAN 24 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue PS4
JAN 24 Resident Evil 7: Biohazard WIN, PS4, XBOX
JAN 24 Tales of Berseria WIN, PS4
JAN 24 Yakuza 0 PS4
JAN 25 Memoranda WIN, MAC, LIN
JAN 26 Twin Star Exorcists PSVita
JAN 30 Disgaea 2 WIN
JAN 30 Double Dragon IV WIN, PS4
JAN 31 Digimon World: Next Order PS4
JAN 31 Divide PS4
JAN 31 Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers PS4, PSVita
FEB 2 Fire Emblem Heroes Droid, iOS
FEB 3 Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World 3DS
FEB 3 A House of Many Doors WIN, MAC
FEB 3 Husk WIN
FEB 7 Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book WIN
FEB 7 Nights of Azure WIN
FEB 7 Nioh PS4
FEB 7 Splasher WIN
FEB 14 For Honor WIN, PS4, XBOX
FEB 14 Ride 2 PS4, XBOX
FEB 14 Sniper Elite 4 WIN, PS4, XBOX
FEB 21 Berserk and the Band of the Hawk WIN, PS4, PSVita
FEB 21 Halo Wars 2 WIN, XBOX
FEB 21 Night in the Woods WIN, MAC, LIN, PS4
FEB 21 Ys Origin PS4
FEB 28 Horizon Zero Dawn PS4
FEB 28 Torment: Tides of Numenera WIN, PS4, XBOX
MAR 3 1-2-Switch NS
MAR 3 I Am Setsuna NS
MAR 3 Just Dance 2017 NS
MAR 3 Snipperclips NS
MAR 3 Human Resource Machine NS
MAR 3 Little Inferno NS
MAR 3 Skylanders: Imaginators NS
MAR 3 The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ NS
MAR 3 Super Bomberman R NS
MAR 3 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild NS, WiiU
MAR 3 World of Goo NS
MAR 7 Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey WIN, PS4, PSVita
MAR 7 Lego Worlds WIN, PS4, XBOX
MAR 7 Nier: Automata PS4
MAR 7 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Win, PS4, XBOX
MAR 14 Danganronpa 1.2 Reload PS4
MAR 14 Styx: Shards of Darkness WIN, PS4, XBOX
MAR 16 Accel World VS Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight PS4, PSVita
MAR 16 Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash PS4
MAR 17 Nie:r Automata WIN
MAR 21 Mass Effect: Andromeda WIN, PS4, XBOX
MAR 21 Toukiden 2 WIn, PS4, PSVita
MAR 21 Troll and I WIN, PS4, XBOX
MAR 24 Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey PS4, XBOX
MAR 24 Mario Sports Superstars 3DS
MAR 24 Zero Escape: The Nonary Games WIn, PS4, PSVita
MAR 28 Has-Been Heroes WIN, NS, PS4, XBOX
MAR 28 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix PS4
MAR 28 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix PS4
MAR 28 MLB The Show 17 PS4
MAR 28 Old Time Hockey WIn, PS4, XBOX
MAR 28 PaRappa the Rapper Remastered PS4
MAR 28 The Walking Dead: Season Three - Episode 3 WIN, MAC, PS4, XBOX, iOS, Droid
MAR 30 Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death 3DS
MAR 30 Blue Reflection PS4, PSVita
MAR 30 The Alliance Alive 3DS
MAR 30 Thimbleweed Park XBOX, WIN, MAC, LIN
MAR 30 Musou Stars PS4, PSVita

April - June

Release Date Game Platform
APR 4 Drawn to Death PS4
APR 4 Persona 5 PS3, PS4
APR 7 Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition WIN, PS4, XBOX
APR 11 Starblood Arena PlayStation VR
APR 11 Yooka-Laylee WIN, MAC, PS4, XBOX, NS
APR 18 Full Throttle Remastered WIN, PS4, PSVita
APR 18 The Silver Case PS4
APR 21 Micro Machines World Series WIN, PS4, XBOX
APR 25 Dragon Quest Heroes II PS4
APR 25 Outlast 2 WIN, MAC, PS4, XBOX
APR 25 Puyo Puyo Tetris NS, PS4
APR 25 Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 WIN, PS4, XBOX
APR 25 Syberia III WIn, MAC, PS4, XBOX
APR 27 Expeditions: Vikings WIN
APR 27 Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness WIN
APR 27 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III WIN
APR 28 Little Nightmares WIN, PS4, XBOX
APR 28 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe NS
APR 28 Constructor HD WIN, PS4, XBOX, NS
MAY 9 Birthday the Beginning WIN
MAY 9 Strafe WIN
MAY 16 Injustice: 2 PS4, XBOX
MAY 16 Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy WIN, PSVita
MAY 16 The Surge WIN, PS4, XBOX
MAY 19 Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 3DS
MAY 23 Disgaea 5 Complete NS
MAY 23 Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception PS4, PSVita
MAY 26 Get Even WIN, PS4, XBOX
MAY 26 Rime WIN, NS, PS4, XBOX
MAY 30 Star Trek: Bridge Crew HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Playstation VR
MAY 30 Ys Origin PSVita
JUN 1 Seiken Densetsu Collection NS
JUN 2 Tekken 7 WIN, PS4, XBOX
JUN 6 Dirt 4 WIN, PS4, XBOX
JUN 6 Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku WIN, PS4, PSVita
JUN 20 Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood WIN, PS4, OS X
JUN 30 Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy PS4

July - September

Release Date Game Platform
JUL 11 Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age PS4
JUL 18 Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles WIN, PS4
AUG 8 Lawbreakers WIN, PS4
AUG 22 Middle-earth: Shadow of War WIN, PS4, XBOX
AUG 29 XCOM 2: War of the Chosen WIN, PS4, XBOX
AUG 29 Hello Neighbour WIN, XBOX, MAC
SEP 6 Destiny 2 PS4
SEP 17 Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar WIN, PS4, XBOX
SEP 19 Marvel vs Capcom Infinite WIN, PS4, XBOX
SEP 26 Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony PS4, PSVita

October - December

Release Date Game Platform
OCT 10 Middle Earth: Shadow of War WIN, PS4, XBOX
OCT 17 South Park: The Fractured but Whole WIN, PS4, XBOX
OCT 27 Super Mario Odyssey NS
OCT 27 Assassins Creed: Origins WIN, PS4, XBOX
NOV 3 Call of Duty WWII WIN, PS4, XBOX
NOV 7 Crackdown 3 WIN, XBOX
NOV 7 Need for Speed: Payback WIN, PS4, XBOX
NOV 14 Star Wars Battlefront II WIN, PS4, XBOX
TBA The Bard's Tale IV WIN, MAC, LIN
TBA Heartbound WIN, MAC, LIN
TBA Shenmue III WIN, PS4

Any updates and release date confirmations will be added throughout the year. Keep checking back for new games.


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